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Port Charlotte home hit by accidental gunfire, deputies say

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Published: Aug. 12, 2021 at 10:56 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2021 at 9:50 AM EDT
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UPDATED Aug. 13 with new information on source of the shot.

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (WWSB) - A Port Charlotte resident made a startling discovery in their home Wednesday -- a stray bullet laying on their living room floor, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said.

The resident told deputies they heard a loud noise outside the home, in the 22000 block of Lasalle Road. They believed it to be fireworks before seeing the apparently spent bullet on their floor.

Investigators have determined the shot fired was an accidental discharge of a weapon, unrelated to the victim or incident location.

No injuries were reported. No charges have been filed at this time.

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